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    December 24, 2012
    4:00 - 6:00am PST  

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good morning on the christmas eve. we are taking a live look outside from our roof camera here on van
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ness avenue. looking back at san francisco city hall. around 36 people have returned home this morning after flooding forced them into an evacuation center. the shelter was in place for residents of east palo alto flooding. residents living near the san francisquito creek were areas along the borders of palo alto, menlo park, and at last check, six homes officials say the napa river. north of napa near st. helena. is currently at 26-and-a-half. that's a- the national weather warning remains in effect on rest of the day today. residents and businesses in the area were advised to monitor river levels receding. the city has closed veterans memorial park, the preserve park and trancas crossing park until further notice. thousands of nurses will nine bay area hospitals. negotiated labor contracts and improvements in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, health officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians, while eliminating health care coverage for those who week. the 49ers. fresh off a patriots last week ran in to
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a three-headed monster in quarterback russell wilson threw four touchdowns, running back marshawn lynch defense kept colin from ever getting going. the seattle seahawks clinched a spot in the nfc wilson's touchdowns put him cal's lynch added 111 yards rushing and a 24-yard td run sherman returned a block interception for the kaepernick and the 49ers noise echoing around for a miserable 49th birthday for 49ers coach jim harbaugh. congress sunday on reaching talks resume to try and the megayacht that steve after a payment disputethe venus, a $137.5 million, 260-foot-long yacht, made october. it's currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9-million- euro commission and is payment before the venus will be released. as santa prepares to make his big journey. kids and adults all over the world can track his progress onbut that's not the only place people can go to see one of our viewers. as rain poured into a hillsdale mall parking lot. you can see it rushing down
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to partially flood. in the south bay. ther were reports of sporadic flooding all around pounded the area. news. as you can see there are sidewalks. a starbucks parking lot alsoseveral inches of rainwater chp's statewide dui crack down. chp is reporting that 700 drivers have been arrested statewide for driving under the influence of drugs or111 of those arrests were made here in the bay area. in 2011 the chp arrested 263 area. here in the bay area there time in 2011. chp's maximum enforcement will continue through tomorrow's christmassome techies are hoping to help muni fix some if its alert passengers to transittwo products are already being tested.one being an ipad app called smart muni which allows for easy tracking of the locations of buses and trains for transit time schedule information the services are developed phase and expand these locations around the city soon. a man was shot and killed last night in oakland. marking the city's 126th homicide of the year. authorities say they responded to a call of shots fire in the 7-hundred block of market street around 8:30 last night. when they arrived, officers suffering from a gunshot wound. that man was pronounced dead
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at the scene. this is the second homicide of the weekend leading up to the holiday. on saturday around 6 p-m, a double shooting on the 11- hundred block of 32nd street the bay area air quality management district is healthy on christmas day. but officials are asking residents to observe the according to the districts asking residents not to burn wood to avoid the need to call a winter "spare the air" alert tomorrow. hawaii is said goodbye to a much-respected native son. daniel inouye. president obama attended inouye's funeral yesterday, along with other washington insiders, including his friend senator harry reid. he represented hawaii in congress ever since it became a state in 1959 and was the second-longest serving senator in u-s history. inouye received the medal of honor for his heroism during world war two. inouye died a week ago at accepts total responsibility senator michael crapo was arrested in virginia shortly after midnight, saturday night. alexandria police say the
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idaho republican ran a red light, then failed several field sobriety tests. police say crapo's blood alcohol level was point-one- one ; the legal limit for drivers in virginia is point-oh-eight. in a statement released by his office, crapo said he was -- quote -- "deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this limit in virginia. the deputy police chief says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. it was not known whether the victim was a military orthe nato military command says it's looking into the bay area's favorite way the biggest parties and heenan and gary radnich. in national news. demonstrators marched over participated in the march. protestors stopped in the middle of the iconic bridge to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. as the debate over how to happened in newtown connecticut continues. the national rifle
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the northbay was bombarded with heavy rainfall. in corte madera heavy rains kept some christmas shoppers at home. the rain brought with it flooding to many parts of the north bay. crews worked to clear roadways and make it safe for those who braved the >> i braved the rainfall, to get at the shopping done. >> a much needed break from the rain today will allow last minute shoppers to get their shopping done today before more showers arrive for christmas. please make readable for anny the raiders playing out the >> po 42 degrees rebels, with
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locally dense fog. novado, 42 degrees--right now. there is a storm system ruling through the pacific. just in time for the holiday, is brewing that storm system- over the pacific. mainly cloudy conditions for christmas day. you can see heavier rainfall for santa rosa. even towards petaluma. and just light rainfall for
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the bay bridge, oakland and delta and portions of the delta. san jose, however not picking up that much. but we could pick up in intensity. the wind will be gusty just prior to the main with 30 m.p.h. along the coast. and it looks like the rainfall will shift its way celt for christmas night. not a lot of moisture with shifting its way-a-south. the lower elevations, however, could see 1 in.. but most of that rainfall will be zero with the coastal ranges. i do not think any special advisories will be issued with the rainfall mainly at the --
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concentrated in the coastal ranges. take a look at the blue indicating the '50s with a blue " morning. 56 degrees expected. and kron 47 day around the bay is showing friday, we will be dry and in terms of traffic not much going on. the approach is doing just fine. i am surprised that there are cars even out there. people are out there, getting a fresh start, and an early start. westbound traffic looking good. towards foster city looking good towards marin county. >> 4:34. developing news police and a green beret are looking for a suspect and
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greenbraea... jackie ? >> i can tell you that what started out as a suspected drunken driver is now a search and rescue in corata deathmadera and the ross police chief they pulled over a suspected drunk driver and as they talked to him, they started talking to him. he bolted away, jumped a fence, and he went into the creek. it is quite swollen with the amount of rainfall. at that point, they had the flashlights and watched him. they had him and that they lost sight. however, it is now turning into research and rescue.
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they have even brought out the southern marin county water rescue unit they do not know if he is still in the creek, or if he got out, or if he drowned. this search will continue, and obviously, what a initially was a suspected d.u.i. >> it looks like that part of that lane or road has been lost? >> it looks like it is not impacting traffic right now. >> thank you. >> the 49ers are fresh off a monster game against the patriots. russell wilson threw for a touchdown. led
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by the crowd, the seattle seahawks clenched the spot in the playoffs. 42-13. wilson and's touchdown was just one shy of the rookie record from peyton manning. lynch led rushing and this seattle opening drive. stanford, richard sherman with a 90 yd and added an interception for the seahawks. kaepernick struggling. making for a miserable 49th birthday for the coach, jim harbaugh. >> it is one loss. and as i said i do not feel good about it. but it is how we handle it, how we will
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respond. we come tomorrow, we will have one-half game with our hand will be on the dial and take care of business. >> the 49ers lost to injuries to players. it will host the arizona cardinals in the regular season. sunday, it was not much nicer to the raiders. afternoon. and make it two straight games without a touchdown for the silver and black raiders at panthers and make it two straight games without a touchdown for the silver and black 1st quarter - cam newton - the pretty 23 yard pass to steve smith for the7-0 car here's one that'll make you wince - carson palmer rolls out - and will get crushed on his blindside by greg palmer hit in the ribs - he would get knocked out of the game - x-rays negative. raider fans thought they pryor but they brought in interception - yet no snaps it hear as cam takes it in lost 7 of last 8
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a bleak tone from some in congress sunday on reaching a deal with the white house to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama and congress are on christmas vacation. it will be thursday before talks resume to try and prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect january first. andrew spencer has the latest. analysts say many shoppers haven't been in the holiday spirit when it comes to spending money. the four-day black friday weekend that started on thanksgiving was strong. sales rose 2-point-7 percent. but analysts says sales fell 4-point-3 percent for the week ending december 15th. and last week they forecasted holiday spending to decrease another 2-point- 5 percent. previous expectations were for a 3-point-3 percent increase in spending. the saint anthony foundation needs help to reach its goal of collecting 5-hundred hams during the 25th annual curbside donation drive. according to the foundation, they collected a hundred hams. that's just 20-percent of their goal. the foundation hoped to get another 400 hams sunday and today. if you would like to donate a ham you can do so at the drive. located in front of saint anthony's in san francisco's tenderloin area. from 9 a-m this morning until 3 this afternoon. we'll be right back here on the kron four morning news. return to index of stories... a member of the u-s military gives an early gift to his mother. he was in afghanistan during christmas, last year. emily sinovic has the story. >> we were pretending like we were doing a story about some roles but. >> we were not the reason
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why we were in hood river. >> oh my gosh! (crying) >> a great job. >> it was. >> this took a long and a few slip ups here, there somehow, they were able to pull it off. the sound to bring torrey the only way to bring back germy for the holidays. o joo /y >> 4:42we'll be right back here
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saw .and now this year >> they folded it over repeatedly until it snapped off tree number three which was decorated for the holidays was stolen, dragged over this fence and stuffed in a getaway car "allegedly" the tree wasn't just any tree .it was a it was planted in memory of their grandson who died of cancer when he was 19 now to the average person this would probably take the air of christmas sorta like this deflated santa clause >> the fact that they just came in my yard and took it theres no there nothing right about that at all even the neighbors are outraged >> a christmas tree i think that terrible like he said he could have knocked on the door and he would have bought them a tree in fact he has done just that sot: how many trees have you bought in the past for other people i don't know maybe a dozen! >> it was uncalled for now i bet you are thinking that she is crying about the stolen tree .she is not, she is moved by a random act of kindness this is 40 dollars that was left in their door in a plain white envelope by a total stranger >> and there is no name and there is nothing on there and who ever did it did not
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knock which would be a great way to starts a new tree fund but they have different plans we'll donate it to cancer, at childrens hospital in oakland they also asked that instead of giving them money please donate it to childrens hospital in oakland and to the person who stole the tree >> enjoy the tree, merry christmas in vallejo, stanley roberts kron 4 news >> taking a look at the radar. we are looking at a another storm. and a drive break but that does not look like to be the case for christmas. let us take our time. by 9:00 a.m., mostly cloudy conditions. a lot of people are going to be enjoying the morning, with light rain right around a santa rosa. by christmas brunch, expect light rain for the portion along the peninsula and also a shower activity for oakland,
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hayward. heavy also around petaluma. as we go towards heavy, near the golden gate bridge. gusting conditions prior. with wind gusting scattered showers expected. however, tire chain laws in effect for interstate-80. and expect isolated snow showers expected and also on tap for tuesday and wednesday associated. here is a look at the afternoon highs. 50s through san
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francisco, and the kron 47 day around the bay with unstable air. friday, could be dry with partly cloudy conditions. in the traffic center, not much. with the approach to be approach to the bay bridge toll plaza, not much happening. and also of the san mateo bridge, also looking good in both directions. highway 92 and the golden gate also looking flying. the drive time is about 22 minutes out of novato to the city. no problems from the 101. and the 280 looking good and no problems in the east bay, the nimitz also is problem free. at the 5 80/680 interchange. caughtturning
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the tables on the has raised nearly a quarter- kids just like her. gabriella miller, who was diagnosed with a inoperable brain tumor only a month ago, has joined up with macy's and the make a wish foundation to help other she's asked for other kids to send in letters to santa. and for each letter macy's receives.the retailer donates one dollar to the so far, they've received over 200-thousand letters. >> when i burst into tears, the children are so good in their hearts. >> the make a wish foundation will help her fill one of her dreams by sending her to paris. >> as you light the christmas tree, new york lights the empire state building! here you see the top of the empire state building glowing with red and green lights. the
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lighting is -- of course -- in honor of christmas. with just one exception, this is how the empire state building will look every night through january 6th. santa clauses in japan taking to the slopes this holiday season. you can see them here, skiing down the slope. they also handed out candy and took some kids for their own ride down the mountain on sleds. >> 4:52. we will be back, this live look outside at the golden gate bridge. traffic it is easy and light. many people on vacation. and a reminder to catch doctor phil right after the kron four morning news at 10 a-m.
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>> rihanna shows us what the
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season of giving is all about. plus, is ben affleck considering a move from elizabeth corridan has today's hollywood minute. >> she has donated or $1 million to the hospital in barbados. in honor of her grandmother. and also, ben f. le is thinking about the political agenda. >> i do not want to speculate about my political future. >> he was testifying about the ongoing crisis in the democratic republic. the topic, scored box office gold with the $36.7 million. tom cruise's new film also, those were $15.5 million in the first weekend. and also,
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the " this is 40 ". grossing $12 million. >> still ahead on the kron four morning news. the niners take on the night. losing big time. we'll have some of the highlights just ahead. and, heavy rains hit the bay area yesterday. we'll show you some of the flooding. plus, we are watching your holiday weather this morning. we'll be checking in with erica who has a look at your forecast. and we'll also be checking in with george who has a look at our morning commute.
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>> it was a wet weekend across the bay area. >> it looks like it is going to be wet, and the rain will continue. with showers on thursday and unsettled with a dry in julian wahl at lasts. temperatures in the 40's and the 30's as recall for this afternoon, mainly sunny skies. as we go for a ma of this afternoon. light wind and i will have your full details on what we can expect from a holiday forecast, coming up. and traffic, george? >> good morning. this quick commute around the bay area.
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light traffic is what we would expect. no problems on the light will north bay. ( male announcer): now here's stanley roberts who found 6 c1 >> developing news. police in greenbrae are searching for a suspect who jumped over the bon air bridge after getting pulled over for a basic traffic stop. to get you more news faster we turn to kron four solo reporter jackie sissel who joins us live from greenbrae. jackie? >> this was a returroutine dui
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dui stock or, once they were obtaining his information. it was clear that he was not going to stay. he jumped off and running, jumped the fence, and jump in the corta madera creek. they lost sight of him after about 100 yds and it turned into a search and rescue. they even brought in the fire department, and the marin county sheriff's department and the water to rescue to iteam from marin county. and some of the concerns officials. >> we are very concerned is swift water, he could have got caught up in something or possibly have drowned. we
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are concerned for his safety we are hoping that he is okay. we currently have a water rescue boat out. it is going up and try to locate him. >> as i mentioned, they adjust pulled out of here, they have-just out pulled out here, and as it did break begins, they will resume the search. >> a bleak tone on congress. a bleak tone from some in congress sunday on reaching a deal with the white house to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama and congress it will be thursday before talks resume to try and prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect january first. andrew spencer has the latest. >> some republican lawmakers say old, once the country to fall off the physical cliff. >> we have gone over the cliff now, later, the fiscal cliff-you cannot negotiate
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with some of that does not want to negotiate. >> john boehner failed to get enough votes were planned beat that would raise taxes for people earning more than $1 million. the speaker, and the president left town without making a deal. >> i have passed leaders of congress to work together to create a deal to protect and employment for 2 million americans, protect middle america the middle income americans and also work on deficit reduction. >> the president solution would still leave red ink as far as the eye could see. and difficult for jobs. >> this is it difficult for the brink of perpetual gridlock. >> this is likely that we will go over the fiscal cliff and not and if we allow that to happen. would be the most concord
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consequential, terrible act of gridlock. >> president obama is in hawaii but could possibly cut his vacation short to hammer out a deal. >> thousands of nurses will walk off the job today at nine bay area hospitals. nurses with sutter health's alta bates summit medical center are asking for negotiated labor contracts care protections. such as staffing levels, health benefits, and sick days. strikers say hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians, while eliminating health care coverage for those who work fewer than 30 hours a week. >> analysts say many shoppers haven't been in the holiday spirit when it comes to spending money. the four-day black friday weekend that started on thanksgiving was strong. sales rose 2-point-7 percent. but analysts says sales fell 4-point-3 percent for the week ending december 15th. and last week they forecasted holiday spending to decrease another 2-point- 5 percent. previous expectations were for a 3-point-3 percent
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increase in spending. >> watching wall street, not much to cheer about, with little about the slide that we saw in stocks. down nearly 100 points on friday, the futures also lower. a brief trading dye could be the driving force is the fiscal cliff just seven days away. light volume and bigger swings on all wall street with not much progress on congress because of the holiday. >> we will be back with more. thank you for waking up with us. take a look at the eighth norad santa tracker ....
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>> welcome back. the megayacht that steve jobs commissioned in the final years of his life has been impounded in amsterdam after a payment dispute involving the designer. the venus, a 137 million- dollar, 260-foot-long yacht, made its unofficial debut in late october. it's currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck hired a debt-collection agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9-million- euro commission and is seeking the rest of the payment before the venus will be released. return to many people think that it
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looks like an iphone, or an ipad. new ipad rumors-ots >> and i wonder how the maps are l [laughter] >> and also there are new ipad rumors there are rumors that apple is working on a thinner and lighter i-pad five. the new version is expected to have a nine-point-seven the 5th generation ipad is released in march of next year. apple is also amidst a production trial of the 2nd generation ipad mini. >> we will be back, we can see that the roads are empty. the roads are quiet, we will be back.
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>> take a look at this video submitted by a viewer. this was at the hillsdale mall. and here is video from the south bay. sporadic flooding around san jose and this neighborhood. also, this was submitted by our viewers. the rainfall and even getting all the way up to the tires. santa clara, the parking lot at the starbucks even going over the parking curb. and to get an update on the weather, it
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looks like there is another storm coming, erica? >> good morning and barry christmas eve, mark. this live look with scattered showers possibly, heavy showers through the golden gate. and we are just talking about and mild temperatures in 50s in santa rosa. 44 degrees in san jose. it is cold in the north bay because of the cool conditions with upper 30's. remember, we're not even in the los that will be right around sunrise. as for look outside we will see the increasing cloud coverage. that is associated with another storm system that will approach on christmas day. let me walk you to the timing. by 9:00 a.m., many people will be opening up their christmas gifts and a
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light rain through santa rosa. as we put the clock into motion, by christmas morning, light rain also over the bay bridge. oakland, hayward and along the delta and the coast. and the peninsula, have the will are rifarrive and we could still see dry conditions. as that main front pushes through wind gusting at 50 m.p.h. even along the coast but not that much moisture associated. the lower elevations, perhaps one- quarter of 1 in.. and 1 in. for those in the hills. here is a look at the afternoon highs. 50s in antioch, fairfield and redwood city.
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unsettled on wednesday, with your kron 4 seven day around the bay but looking decent for the weekend. >> we will start off with the bay bridge. and as we take a look at the approach. it looks like the good news is that this very morning there will be wind advisories. the san mateo bridge, a high with 92 also light and easy. from the toll plaza camera just tell light? the golden gate bridge also a bit of a jam near the camera. and we could see some showers. it is much easier than what we could have seen. let us take a look at the traffic maps.
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updating the drives, interstate-80, hercules to berkeley. no delays. the 680, to the san ramon valley. and the 580 westbound. the south-bay freeways also decent on the 280, there are no delays. and marin county, the 101 south bound. the light traffic and from the 37, to the toll plaza just under 21 minutes. and bart will be on a regular season but tomorrow, they will beat on their holiday weekend schedule. >> thank-you. this man was shot and killed last night in oakland at th100126 , side. this was near market street when they got their this man had been shot to death. this is the second homicide of
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the weekend. on saturday, around 6:00 a double shooting in the 32nd street. one person was killed and another person in stable condition. the homicide rate in richmond has been down with only 18 murders that is down from 45, three years ago. barely one half, over the past decade. they credit the improvement to community efforts and lot improv enf. there also increased their officer presents it to 190. the total crime has been down by 20 percent. >> this d.u.i. i crackdown last year, they have
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reported 15 fatalities this holiday season. many of them were not wearing seat belts. there have been in three fatalities, there are only maximum enforcement until tomorrow. >> techies have great apps about muni developing an ipaad smart muni app and they also provide real-time updates. >> this management quality district is asking people to skip the fire. burning
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wood is not illegal but they're asking people for a voluntary and to avoid the need. to " save the air ". >> 5:t two22 and new year's.
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>> many lawmakers say they're willing to pursue some changes to the nation's gun laws. however, they're facing rifle association. since the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut., senator dianne feinstein has been promising to push for a renewal of legislation banning certain weapons. other senators have voiced their support for such legislation. but n-r-a c-e-o wayne
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lapierre is dismissing any bans on assault weapons and made clear yesterday it was highly unlikely that the n- r-a would support any new gun regulations. meanwhile, demonstrators marched over new york city's brooklyn bridge demanding tighter gun laws in the country. several hundred people participated in the march. carrying candles, the protestors stopped in the middle of the iconic bridge to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. >> an afghan police official says an afghan policewoman has killed an american adviser at the kabul police headquarters. the deputy police chief says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. the victim was a military or civilian adviser. the nato military command says it's looking into reports of the shooting but had no other information. >> hawaii is saying goodbye to a much-respected native son. daniel inouye. president obama attended inouye's funeral yesterday,
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along with other washington insiders, including his friend senator harry reid. he represented hawaii in congress ever since it became a state in 1959 and was the second-longest serving senator in u-s history. inouye received the medal of honor for his heroism during world war two. inouye died a week ago at the age of 88. >> we will be back has the kron 4 morning news continues. like traffic expected. no delays...
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>> let us check a look at the updated forecast. >> this quick, trie dry drive.
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these clouds will develop with mostly cloudy conditions by tonight. it looks like christmas day should be dry for most of the bay area. if you are located in the north bay, some showers could begin right around 9:00 a.m. that will continue to gradually press south. keeping your umbrella handy. many people will be indoors, is enjoying dinner and a chance for showers will continue on wednesday and thursday. here is a current look at the satellite & radar. the, if you're going to lake tahoe? interstate-80. as well as 88. i will walk you through the futurecast fort lake tahoe, coming up. >> a light drive, with the
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bay bridge light traffic on the approaches. no problems as you go westbound and a quick commute check with also light conditions for the east bay, the south bay, the peninsula and also the north bay. we are getting word that there could be a tree down. with updates coming up. >> 5:31 police inf greenbrea -- in green brea this morning, how did this to develop? >> this started off as a routine the wide, and it is now a search & rescue, with a routine dui over paul ove thed they pulled over a sust
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for a possible dui however, upon gathering and disinformation, he took off, jumped a fence, and according to -- information the officer was able to maintain site of the suspect for about 100 ft.. and at that point multiple agents were turning this into research and rescue, with the fire department, and the marin county water rescue boats. they ultimately came out and started searching the rescue of corta madera creek. they are going to wait until about one hour, until daybreak. they have
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suspended this search from about 30 minutes ago. they do not know weather he is in the water, drowned, or if he got out this was a suspected d u i >> thank-you. as jackie mention, the one, two punch, and heavy rainfall keeping showers >> rain or shine, whistling to come out and do our shopping. >> as we find out, we will determine weather or not it
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is going to be difficult to continue and in corte madera heavy rains kept some christmas shoppers the rain brought with it flooding to many parts of with the rain expected to continue through the shoppers who haven't already gotten the last of their the foundation hoped to get another 400 hams sunday and today. if you would like to donate a ham you can do so at the saint anthony's. from 9 a-m this morning until 3 this afternoon. new video into the kron four newsroom. thousands of palestinians
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and international tourists are visiting bethlehem today to celebrate christmas. bethlehem is located in the west bank. >> the department of fish and game says dungeness crab season has been delayed for a third time. the department says quality tests have revealed that the crabs' body weight has less than 25 percent meat. at least 25 percent meat of a crab's body weight is ideal. the season opening is now pushed back to january 15th.and can't be delayed beyond that date. sonoma county, which does not fall under the same restrictions; opened its crab season last month. >> the government and consumer groups have rejected p-g-and-e's offer to pay a 550-million-dollar fine to resolve charges connected to the san bruno pipeline explosion. they said they rejected it because pg and e would not admit it failed to maintain a safe gas system. pg and e says by admitting to the failure they could expose themselves to a criminal charge.
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the blast in 20-10 killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes. pg&e is facing a potentially the 49ers. fresh off a monster game against the patriots last week ran in to a three-headed monster in seattle last night. rookie quarterback russell wilson running back marshawn lynch scored twice, and seattle's defense kept colin kaepernick and frank gore from ever getting going. the seattle seahawks clinched a spot in the nfc playoffs with a 42-13 rout wilson's touchdowns put him one shy of peyton manning's rookie record of 26. cal's lynch added 111 yards rushing and a 24-yard td run on seattle's opening drive that set the tone. and stanford's richard sherman returned a block field goal 90 yards for a touchdown and added an interception for the seahawks. the 49ers lost both vernon davis and mario manningham to injury last night. they host the arizona
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cardinals next sunday in the regular season finale. sunday wasn't any kinder to the raiders. >> davis was slow to get up. and on the right, manning cam. he was also suffering a kneecap injury. manninham...was on the
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ground. for several minutes. pam was that a difficult " for a dirty game? >> it was a horrible game. >> but now they are injured. >> they could possibly be back for the playoffs. against the arizona cardinals. >> 5:38 it has got to be christmas time somewhere? christmas eve? this is from taiwan, china.
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>> 3 california cities have been ranked as best places for men in the united states. the rankings were released by men's health magazine. here is a look at who is on the list. -#1 boise, idaho -#2 san francisco -#3 san jose -#4 plano, texas -and #33 was los angeles these rankings were based on criterias ranging from the
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cost of living, number of jobless, obesity, crime and death rates, to air quality and the ratio of men to women. u.s. men looking for the best place to find happiness, health and a good quality of life might consider heading to boise, idaho, or san jose and san francisco in northern california.
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talks will resume thursday to avoid the fiscal cliff. resident obama and congress are now on christmas vacation. the white house and the house of representatives have still yet to reach an agreement to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts that will take effect on january first if the american red cross bay area chapter is opening an evacuation center in east palo alto for residents affected by widespread flooding near the san francisquito creek. the creek jumped its banks near west bayshore road
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and widespread rain across the bay area this weekend. >> @ advance of the rainfall is coming from this on and crew gaffes that main band, through the north bay however, staying of with wind gusting of 30 m.p.h. for the coast. however, not much moisture associated with this system. perhaps
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one-quarter of 1 in. at the lower elevations. for those located in the hills, not much rainfall many people do not have to be out on the roadways. as most of to be inside. if you're going to the sierras, tire chain laws 4 interstate-80, 88. mostly cloudy. with moderate wind and snow tuesday a white christmas expected in lake tahoe. 55 in santa rosa, hayward, 54 in pleasanton. your kron 4, seven day around the bay with unstable conditions but friday will be nice with partly cloudy skies george? >> correct. we are not expected to see a lot of people on the roads. the bay bridge toll plaza, is light
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and easy also for the san mateo bridge. you can see highway 92 looking good with light traffic. east bound, westbound, the headlights is the non commute direction. the golden gate is also a lot of bad data on the camera lens. not so much that you cannot make out the very light conditions. the 680, southbound, no delays in the 80 westbound about 19 minutes through the alta monte past and dublin through the coyote valley and the montague expressway. just 25 minutes from novato to the golden gate in the mention but a tree down on highway 12. leading towards sonoma. it is shut down and they think that they will
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have that road by 6:00 a.m., in just a few moments. >> on wall fell off they ha listed the b and worst wall street-stocks anny does best worst ads of the wall street journal has best and worst ads of 20-12. among the best is redbull.which sponsored felix baumgartner's dive from space. featured prominently as a world record was set for the with consumers with its focusing on the origins of food. from apple.which featured a tech genius coming to the rescue of less tech-savvy consumers. and pizza hut also did not favor too well.with its stunt challenging the public to ask what pizza president obama and mitt romney >> miley remember that. 5:51. -- i remember that. >> turning the tables on the
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make-a-wish foundation, a nine-year-old cancer patient has raised nearly a quarter- of-a-million dollars for kids just like her. gabriella miller, who was diagnosed with a inoperable brain tumor only a month ago, has joined up with macy's and the make a wish foundation to help other kids fulfill their dreams. she's asked for other kids to send in letters to santa. and for each letter macy's donates one dollar to the make a wish foundation. so far, they've received as for gabriella herself.the make -a-wish foundation plans to help her fulfill >> she even read her own letter to santa. >> if you have a bad day today, there's always a bright star for tomorrow, look inside you are a bright star, happy holidays. >> as for gabrielle herself,
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the make a wish foundation plans on fulfilling her dream which is going to paris. >> they are a great organization. i was on the board directors for the bay area. oh if your going to give to richard, think about the make a wish foundation. of of being your going to give to a -- local charity, a great because arafat.
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>> as santa prepares to make his big journey. kids and adults all over the world can track his progress
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on norad. but that's not the only >> it looks like he is having trouble. it looks like he is being addressed. >> that is probably at her, as you are like the christmas tree, and your lights the york this is how it is going to look between january 6th. on december 28th, the building will be the color of the syracuse university in honor of their football team. going to the yankee stadium. >> coming up, the san diego home got creative with 35,000 christmas lights. >> and continuing to watch the norad it looks like he
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is over japan.